Charlie Wright's International Bar

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Charlie Wright's International Bar
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This ramshackle Hoxton pub might not look like much from the outside but Charlie Wright's International Bar stages an excellent regular jazz programme. The impressively late license (4am Thur-Sat) helps add to the New York dive vibe and, unlike in other more serious jazz enclaves, dancing is permitted. Among the international heavyweights who have electrified the small stage are Victor Bailey, Dave Binney, Damion Reid and Kurt Rosenwinkel.


Venue name: Charlie Wright's International Bar
Address: 45 Pitfield St
N1 6DA
Transport: Tube: Old St
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Looks like they've just had a refit or something, nice fresher looking inside. bar and loos, than before, staff are friendly, good place to stop off for a beer on your way into town, haven't check out any live acts yet.

I have spent 5 minutes in this bar because the group that was supposed to play tonight ("Big Mama's Door") somehow was not playing. I would not be this much annoyed if I had not checked the program just before I left home but I did and the band was on! Now I'm looking at their web site and it claims that "Big Mama's Door" is playing tomorrow night. So they change the program just like that, no explanations no apologies. Besides why should I believe that it's actually on tomorrow night? Plus, the place looked so shitty I wouldn't be back even if Michael Jackson rised up from his grave and performed (a)live here.